Human beings are used to developing the natural world into settlements but here’s what happens when nature adapts to take it back. An abandoned fishing Gouqi Island belongs to a group of approximately 400 islands recognized as Shengsi Islands and forms a part of the Zhoushan Archipelago. It is located outside of Hangzhou Bay, and it is the largest archipelago in China. The seaside village now lies empty since it was more economical for the fishermen to move and work on the mainland where they can catch easily be transported and sold.
Thus, traditionally Zhoushan had been dependent heavily on its main industry, which is fishing, given that Zhoushan is the largest fishery in China. These days the secondary and tertiary industries have been developed, and Zhoushan’s economic base has been mostly varied? Shipbuilding and repairing, shipping, light industry, tourism, and service industry grow to be the major contributors to local economic output.
Therefore, several fishing villages have nowadays become abandoned, and some of the best-preserved villages are located on Gouqi Island. Moreover, with the magnificent lush greenery and plant creepers crawling all over the buildings and houses, it looks to the entire world like nature has reclaimed what was once part of the man-made world now it’s no longer required.
The Shengsi Islands are a famous tourist destination, and have been described as a paradise for seafood lovers; it is still an important fishery area that entices over 100,000 fishermen every winter. These beautiful photographs have taken by Jane Qing, a creative photographer based in Shanghai; take us into this lost village on the stunning archipelago.